Attract green homebuyers with these sellers’ home staging tips
It is probably the eternal question of every home seller that what else they can do to entice the potential buyers. The common solution is to keep the home clean, minimize the clutter, store personal objects out of sight, do some small renovations, etc. However, some buyers want more and the sellers should find ways to please those not-so-traditional buyers.
‘Green’ home is one of the major trends these days that has been attracting homebuyers. Many future homeowners are already sold out to the idea of a budget- and eco-friendly home. So, here are some staging tips for your sellers to attract and impress the green buyers:
Show Off Green Renovations & Upgrades
Many home sellers don’t realize green buyers are looking for renovations that save energy, water, precious resources and help the environment at the same time. Updated appliances with energy saving amenities, and building materials made from But, your sellers have to make the buyers notice the changes to let them know how much savings they will make and what long-term benefits they will reap.
Potential buyers should know if the sellers have done any green upgrades or renovations: like insulation, caulking, or eco-friendly upgrades of the HVAC or filtration systems. It would be better for them to conduct an energy audit detailing about the green updates and draw out a floor plan displaying the green aspects of the home. The next step is to show them to the buyers!
Sellers Should Avoid Artificial Fresheners
Your sellers’ house needs to smell good and fresh but using artificial fragrances or any air freshener is obviously not an option. Many products like plants and flowers are naturally green and some of them can be used as natural air fresheners. Some plants like Gerber daisies, spider plants, and aloe vera clean the air while rosemary plants and items like lemons, cinnamons, and vanilla work as natural fresheners. So, tell them to keep these plants and flowers in their house to please the green buyers.
Decorating with Green Decor
When sellers are staging their home, utilizing decorative elements is essential. Glass accents are a perfect choice for staging a home since glass is recyclable. Glass lamps, glass vases, glass décor pieces, or any other glass products are ideal home staging items. Why do not you ask your sellers to make an assorted glass centerpiece? They can group together glass jars and bottles of various heights on a nice tray and place flowers, leaves, and small plants inside them. A pretty, elegant centerpiece is ready to welcome the buyers and creates an organic ambiance throughout the room.
Green Staging with Small DIY Projects
Some easy, affordable DIY projects can really be helpful in homeowners’ quest of green staging the home. They can make cork trivets to protect your table from hot pans and pots. All they need is just some same-sized wine bottle corks and a metal hose clamp to hold them together! Making some coasters from the leftover pieces of a carpet or cutting old sweaters to update the upholsteries of dining room and kitchen chairs can also be suitable choices as small, eco-friendly DIY projects.
These home staging tips will increase the chances of getting the attention of green buyers. However, your sellers have to keep in mind that whether they opt for eco-friendly maintenance or system upgrades of their home’s infrastructure or choose to do some simple green updates and affordable DIY projects, they have to make sure that their prospective buyers notice them.
They should talk to the buyers and explain the changes they have brought into the house to make it more eco-friendly and provide them literature if necessary pointing out the energy-saving, green systems, appliances, and upgrades that were made.